PACK is sitting quietly at my feet finally happy to be moving again. I am secretly writing this as PACK would go into full revolt if it knew I was writing. I have lightened my load a bit out of PACK.. Yes, that´s right I took some things out of PACK to even the odds. I was able to leave about 2lbs of stuff at the small hotel where I stayed in Santiago. I will return to there after the walk back in a few days. At first PACK felt the same (weight) as it has been sitting in the corner of my room. Then after a few steps I was able to feel the difference. Now of course I cursed and complained loudly, so PACK was happy about that. It seems like my pain is PACK´s pleasure. So maybe now my anti-camino, PACK and I can all get along. But then again PACK is pretty smart and quite mischievous. Shhh it´s asleep..
Still not too sure about the anti-camino part- but that will be the part of letting go…duhh bonnie – letting go get it yet? you let some of your heavy load go now you need to let go your camino and embrace you anti-camino. Have I not been saying that everyday this trip.. it´s just very hard to let go when I have certain ideas and plans in my head. this is one time that I have not set out to complete what I set out to accomplish.
I need to make peace with that I know, but still haven´t yet. Hopefully the walk will be the way..
Note: I wrote another entry into my journey but decided not to share. It´s a gloomy note about the rain, no sleep, no good food and being homesick. (yes Michelle I still get quite homesick and waffles with butter won´t help here now either). But I am really fine and tomorrow we walk in the rain…
Bonnie was inducted into the Order of the Sword & Shield National Honor Society at St. John’s University, New York City for her work in Business Resilience.
Bonnie is Past Chair of the Association of Contingency Planners where she served for 6 years.
She is a proud native of New Orleans and has experienced what she calls, “The Katrina, Rita, Ike, Gustav, and BP Oil Spill” disasters first hand. She has had to learn how being resilience leaders and businesses to increased performance, achieve stronger relationships, and build mental toughness that we all need in today’s ever increasing busy world.
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